Welcome to St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church where ALL are welcome!


St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church supports and encourages spiritual growth through education, service, liturgy, worship and celebration of the Sacraments.  As members, we strive to deepen our relationship with God and work towards our ultimate goal - eternal life with the Lord.



History of St. Mary's Nativity Church                                                                        






Why We Worship is a new 6-week video-based study on the Mass.  Each week’s video will contain a 45-minute presentation by Dr. Brant Pitre followed by a short presentation by Fr. Mark Toups.  

This 6-week study will be released online the First Sunday of Lent.

Like Why We Confess, each week’s study webpage will include a video, study notes, links for further study, and an audio file (for those wanting to listen to audio only). 

Each of the six videos are approximately 60 minutes long.  The six weeks are as follows: 

  • Week 1: Who Determines How We Worship?
  • Week 2: The Mystery of Sacrifice
  • Week 3: The Jewish Passover
  • Week 4: The Last Supper & the Crucifixion
  • Week 5: The Biblical Roots of the Mass, Part 1
  • Week 6: The Biblical Roots of the Mass, Part 2

We are asking that everyone who participates in this study to sign up HERE.  Registration is open now or you may call the church office.



Please prayerfully consider joining our Ministers Group. We are in need of Commentators, Lectors, and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  We need help at all masses.  If interested please contact Carol in the Administration  Office at 985-537-3204.  Training scheduled for January 18 has been cancelled due to weather.  When rescheduled,  we will inform you of the  new date.


Fr. Charlie Perkins  & Fr. Cody Chatagnier along with the youth group of St. Mary Catholic Church  & St. Hilary Catholic Church  present the Raceland Food Bank with a check from their Christmas Jesse Tree collections.

Their  donation  totaled $1,105 & St. Mary Parish gave an additional $1,395 for a total of $2,500 to provide food and household supplies to needy families at Christmas and into the New Year!! 

Youth group members also worked at the Food Bank on Wednesday. "They were enthusiastic & fun to be around", says Leslie Robichaux, Food Bank Manager.


https://stmarysnativity.weshareonline.org/In an effort to beautify the grounds in front St. Mary's Church Parish Office we are planning to create a bricked area which can be used as a prayer place.  Remember your loved ones in a special way by purchasing a memorial brick(s) to help build this area.  By purchasing a brick you are not only creating an area for prayer and remembering your loved ones but also helping St. Mary to reduce the financial debt.  You can purchase your memorial brick through the Online Giving tab or call the Church Parish Office for more information.                                                                                                                                                                   





Continuing with the descriptions of our stained glass windows and moving clockwise from the altar:

Window #3 - HOLY SPIRIT


Left Side:

Seven flames - symbolic of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Right Side:

Descending Dove - the true symbol of the Holy Spirit.  All four of the Evangelists record the appearance of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.  "And the Holy Spirit descended on him in visible form like a dove.  A voice from heaven was heard to say: "You are my beloved Son. On you my favor rests." (Luke 3:22)



Mass Times

Saturday: 4:00 PM Vigil
Sunday: 8 AM
10 AM & 7 PM

Daily Mass:
Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday: 7 AM
Thursday: NO MASS
Friday: 7 AM (June 1 - August 15)
8:45 AM School Mass (August 16 - May 31)

Office Hours

9 AM - Noon - Monday - Friday
Closed for Lunch - Noon - 1 PM
1 PM - 4 PM Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday afternoons

FAX NUMBER: (985) 537-3235

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Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is administered each month after weekend Mass.  A meeting with the priest or attendance at a Baptismal Seminar is required.  Please call the Church Office for more information.


Confessions are heard 30 minutes before Mass until 10 minutes before Mass begins.  Private confessions by appointment.

Sacrament of Marriage

Initial contact with the priest or deacon who will officiate must be made at least SIX MONTHS PRIOR to the proposed wedding date.  Participation in the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program is required.  Call the Church Office for more information.